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Vigil held for Wootton students killed in crash

NORTH POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Hundreds of family members and friends held a vigil Sunday night for the two Wootton High School graduates killed in a car crash.

The vigil was held at the location along Dufief Mill Road where Alexander Murk and Calvin Jia-Xing Li, both 18, were killed Thursday night after the car they were traveling in flipped upside the down.

So many people attended the vigil that police had to direct traffic around it.


"It's very heard breaking to hear the sad news. I got the news that they were holding a candlelight vigil and I came out. I was surprised to see so many people and so many kids sharing the memories. It's very touching," one parent of a Wootton student who attended the vigil said.

Police believe speed and alcohol contributed to the crash, and say a few cans of beer were found in the wreckage of the car.

Two other students, including the driver, were injured in the crash.


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